Apartment Fire Leads to Major Evacuation in Brighton

Thursday February 14, 2019, Boston Fire Department responded to a fourth alarm fire at 20 Washington Street in Brighton. The fourth call came from box 531 for a five-story senior housing building. The fire was kept to a second-floor apartment, and the department estimated damage at about $500,000.

According to the departments twitter, firefighters who first arrived on the scene ordered second and third alarms around 8:48 a.m. Brookline firefighters were called for mutual aid as well while firefighters at the scene where taking residents out via ladders.

The department announced it was “a major evacuation process” as the American Red Cross was called to the scene to help displaced residents. Two residents were taken to the hospital, at around 10:56 a.m. The fire was finally knocked down as of 9:24 a.m., the Boston department said.